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    •  The “Genius of Knowledge” watches over visitors to the former Drexel Institute building.

Look Up! An American classic at the heart of an urban campus

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • The Rotunda is a beautifully balanced structure at 4014 Walnut St.

Look Up! A Beaux-Arts beauty on the Penn campus

“Look Up!” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on different Philadelphia areas and their distinctive building styles and details, all…

    • The Episcopal Cathedral, on 38th Street at Ludlow, was built in 1898 by Charles Burns.

Cathedral plan would raze two historic buildings to save church

Is it in the public interest to demolish two historic buildings in order to acquire funds to save a third? That’s one of the questions that will be raised in coming…

    • The Levering School, 6000 Ridge Avenue.

Schools threatened with closing reflect a timeline of historic architecture

This report is a product of William Penn Foundation funded reporting partnership between Plan Philly and the Notebook. Since the Philadelphia School District announced in November the possible closings of…

    • The beloved mascot welcomes young guests to the Ronald McDonald House, 3925 Chestnut St.

Look Up! Ronald McDonald House is a perfect repurpose

“Look Up” is a PlanPhilly feature that encourages appreciation of our architectural and historical environment. The photo essays focus on a different Philadelphia area neighborhood and its distinctive building styles and…

    • Master craftsmen and preservation apprentices worked together on the restoration of the playhouse exterior.

Preservation PA awards to honor creative and sustainable projects

Preservation Pennsylvania will honor dedicated individuals and organizations on Friday for their outstanding contributions to preservation projects and causes throughout the commonwealth.Among the recipients of the Historic Preservation Awards at…

    • Mitchell/Giurgola Associates built an

A legacy of great architects and preservationists on the Penn campus

Some of the leading 20th century architects of the region and nation have taught or been trained at the University of Pennsylvania. The atmosphere that produced the “Philadelphia School” has, in…

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